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Undergone several abdominal surgeries, muscles weak. Spasm while doing mild exercise. How to strengthen muscles?

Hello, I have had several abdominal surgeries (Eptopic, two C-sections, and a surgical hysterectomy ) and in 2010 had hernia repair (there was a large one and then several smaller ones) using mesh. My abdominal muscles are very weak but whenever I try to strengthen them using mild exercise and yoga type stretching the cramp up into a spasm. This also happens when reaching down, bending over to pick up something or tie my shoes, and pulling on my pants. I m so tired of not even being able to sit tall for very long without pain. What can I do?
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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1. was it conventional or Laproscopic hernia repair.
2. As the hernia involves the abdomen,harm to intestine is probable, and this might have resulted in weakness of the muscles.
3. hernia itself means that there was pre existence of weakness of rectus abdominis muscle, so aim should be to strengthen the rectus muscle.
4. because you have hernia repair so under no circumstances you should hold your breath while doing tasks, known as the Valsalva Maneuver which result in increase intra abdominal pressure and further worsening the condition.
5. If you do undertake any treatment make sure its under continued monitoring and done with caution.
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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